July 13, 2017
Improving the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV
Health sciences professor Angela Kaida wants to help shape health policies and programs to support HIV-affected women to safely achieve their reproductive desires and enjoy healthy and satisfying sex lives.
July 06, 2017
A little strategy goes a long way: How one health sciences lecturer achieved an 80 percent response rate for online course evaluations
Health sciences lecturer Tun Myint's unique approach to encourage completion of online course evaluations led to a notably high response rate.
July 05, 2017
PhD research led by compassion lands health sciences student Trudeau Scholarship
2017 Trudeau Scholar Milad Parpouchi elected to pursue his PhD at SFU Health Sciences despite receiving a generous entrance scholarship from another university.
June 28, 2017
Medications for Schizophrenia: Impact on Crime and the Importance of Supported Housing
Health sciences researchers Stefanie Rezansoff and Julian Somers have published a series of studies examining the relationship between antipsychotic medication adherence and repeat criminal activity, as well as effective interventions for those who are homeless. (Photo credit: SimonQ)
June 21, 2017
Revitalizing First Nations ways of healing through traditional Chinese medicine
SFU Health Sciences teamed up with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), and the Tzu Chi Foundation to introduce traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to First Nations communities in B.C.
June 12, 2017
Multi-dimensional learning: Complexity in a drop of blood
Mark Lechner, a senior lecturer in Health Sciences, created a course that examines a single topic—blood—from multiple perspectives to give students a glimpse of the diverse yet interrelated ways in which it can be framed and understood.
June 05, 2017
Born explorer embraces world of choices after graduation
Zahra Rajan tested the waters as a history major, and subsequently as an education major before finding herself at home in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
June 05, 2017
PhD research demonstrates negative impacts of HIV non-disclosure
Ground-breaking PhD research from health sciences graduate Dr. Sophie Patterson, a physician, found women living with HIV are more likely to face a legal obligation to disclose their HIV status compared to men.
March 31, 2017
Health sciences professor Kanna Hayashi named the St. Paul's Hospital Chair in Substance Use Research
SFU health sciences professor Kanna Hayashi, an internationally recognized substance-use epidemiologist and a human-rights advocate for people who use drugs, is the inaugural St. Paul’s Hospital Chair in Substance Use Research.
March 13, 2017
The looming threat of Asian tobacco companies to global health
According to SFU health sciences professor Kelley Lee, the number of tobacco smokers worldwide is likely to rise further with Asian tobacco companies poised to enter the global market.
March 09, 2017
Health sciences students join homeless count for lesson on the streets
SFU health sciences students enrolled in a course on community and health service take to the streets in Surrey as volunteers for Metro Vancouver's Homeless Count.
March 06, 2017
Using biostatistics to discover the impact of environmental toxins on preterm births
Biostatistician Lawrence McCandless and children’s environmental health expert Bruce Lanphear are working together to examine the impact of widespread exposure to environmental contaminants during pregnancy on preterm births. (Photo credit: Lisa Nolan)
February 20, 2017
Higher Internet use linked to increased body dissatisfaction among young Canadian women
A new study by SFU health sciences PhD candidate Allison Carter reveals that the more time young Canadian women spends using the Internet, the more likely they are dissatisfied with their bodies. (Photo credit: Prostooleh / Freepik)
February 15, 2017
The Master in Public Health (MPH) program at SFU: Your questions answered
SFU Health Sciences held a webinar to introduce its Master in Public Health (MPH) program and to answer questions from potential students.
February 02, 2017
Ethical issues complicate the benefits of medical crowdfunding
Health sciences professor Jeremy Snyder explores the ethical issues surrounding medical crowdfunding, including issues of fraud and misinformation, fairness, perpetuating systemic injustice, efficient use of the funds raised, privacy, and shifting the valuation of health care (photo by Paul Gregg).
January 13, 2017
Master in Public Health (MPH) Informational Webinar
SFU Health Sciences invites all applicants to our Master of Public Health (MPH) program to an informational webinar on Tuesday, January 24 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm (PST).